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The Ultimate Guide to New Year’s Eve 2018 in DC

Another New Year's Eve is upon us, and with it comes the mad dash to find something fun to do that everyone in your group will enjoy. This year, we've done the research for you and found the best NYE events for each type of personality. Bid farewell to 2018 your way with an all-night rager or get home before the ball drops after an evening comedy show. However you choose to celebrate, we've got you covered.

By / September 18, 2018

For a Raging Party

New Year’s Eve Bash at Bar Elena

Bar Elena

This party has a full bar, live DJ, a ball drop on the big screen TV, noisemakers, hourly giveaway, and of course a Champagne toast at midnight.

$60 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at The Eleanor

The Eleanor DC

Enjoy dinner and a late-night breakfast buffet, a Girl Scout Cookie & donuts buffet, Champagne and Champagne of Beers toast, photo booth, arcade games, and throwback jams on the jukebox.

$75 / RSVP

The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Experience 2K19

The Westin Alexandria

With multiple rooms of entertainment, an after-party until the wee hours of morning, and champagne flowing into the new year, this is a party you just can't miss.

$40 - $250 / RSVP

Inaugural Navy Yard New Year’s Eve

Mission - Navy Yard

Enjoy a four-hour premium open bar, appetizer buffet, two DJ's, four bars, 10 bartenders, and party favors at Mission's first annual NYE bash.

$85 - $150 / RSVP

Passport to the World Gala: An International Red Carpet Affair

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center

There are so many activities at this party, you won't know which room to check out first. Enjoy dance lessons, casino tables, tarot readings, and karaoke.

$99 - $149 / RSVP

Resolution Revolution NYE 2019

City Tap House Dupont

Celebrate New Year's Eve in the heart of Dupont Circle with music from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, over 40 craft brews, and a free glass of sparkling wine when the clock strikes midnight.

$20 - $45 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Shaw’s Tavern

Shaw's Tavern

Tickets include DJ, open bar with draft and bottled beers, house wines, and rail drinks, passed hors d'oeuvres, Champagne at midnight, a breakfast buffet, and party favors for all.

$75 / RSVP

New Years Eve 2019 at Opera

Opera Lounge

Journey though the senses with captivating light shows and LED displays, music, and live performances all night for a NYE celebration to remember.

$25 - $75 / RSVP

NYE Black and White Ball


Dress in your finest black and white and get ready to party into the early morn. There will be hookah, a special guest DJ, one-hour open bar, and free hors d'oeuvres.

$30 - $100 / RSVP

Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Gaylord National Hotel & Resort

If you want the ultimate party experience this New Year's Eve, look no further than this rockin' party at the Gaylord. Countdown to midnight in style with multiple floors of food, drinks, and dancing.

$99 - $330 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Station 4 Southwest Waterfront

Station 4 Lounge DC

This party features a live feed of the Time Square Ball Drop, a live DJ, party favors, open bar, and six hours of non-stop NYE celebrations.

$25 - $1000 / RSVP

Manor New Year’s Eve Party

1327 Connecticut Ave NW

Dancers dancing, Champagne flowing, and music blasting: That's what you can expect from this all-night party that'll rage until the wee hours of 2019.

$50 - $1 / RSVP

Bluejacket’s New Year’s Eve Bash


Your ticket gets you access to an open bar with Bluejacket drafts and casks, select wines and specialty cocktails, as well as a midnight Champagne toast.

$125 / RSVP

Decades Presents: Back to the Future Retro Gala

Decades DC

Celebrate into the wee morning hours with four floors of the most legendary club hits and retro-themed drinks.

$20 / RSVP

For Music Lovers

New Year’s Eve Gospel Concert 2018

Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Ring in the new year with singing and spirit at this lively gospel concert. Following the event, enjoy a complementary reception in the fellowship hall.

$0 - $20 / RSVP

New Year’s with The Legwarmers

The State Theatre

Ring in the new year with some of your favorite '80s songs by legendary cover band, The Legwarmers.

$50 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve with The Comedy Shuffle

The Bier Baron Tavern and DC Comedy Loft

It's craziness. It's hilarious. It's chaos. Spend New Year's Eve laughing 2018 away at the free-for-all comedy show open to everyone and anyone.


The Band of Heathens NYE

Hill Country DC

Enjoy a very musical new year with a performance by The Band of Heathens, lots of dancing, and plenty of beer to keep you going all night.

$50 - $65 / RSVP

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with The Bridge

The Hamilton

The Bridge returns to The District for the first time since 2012 with an epic run at one of DC's most beloved venues.

$40 - $55 / RSVP
R&B Only on NYE

R&B Only on NYE

The Hollywood Palladium

Groove your way into the new year with this R&B live show at The Hollywood Palladium.


White Ford Bronco: ’90s on New Year’s Eve

9:30 Club

Is there a better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with all '90s music, all night? We think not. White Ford Bronco takes the stage to play all your favorite hits from the greatest decade.

$55 / RSVP

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The Anthem

Get funky this New Year's Eve with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and DC's own Trouble Funk.

$75 - $125 / RSVP

Reggae Fest New Year’s Eve

Howard Theatre

Move your body into 2019 at this all black affair. Dancehall, Soca, and Afrobeats will keep the energy high as you raise your glass to the new year at midnight.


New Year’s Eve with Cyrus Chestnut

Blues Alley

Ring in the new year to the sweet sounds of the Cyrus Chestnut Trio & Integriti Reeves Bands. Enjoy a three-course meal, non alcoholic beverages, and loads of Champagne.

$160 / RSVP

For a Fancy Night Out

Chart House New Year’s Eve 2018

Chart House

Enjoy a four-course signature menu created by Executive Chef Jeff Lewis, live entertainment, swag for every guest, and a fireworks show at midnight.

$50 - $150 / RSVP

New Year’s Masquerade Ball

Tysons Biergarten

The first 150 people to register will receive free admission, so break out the fancy clothes and dust off those masks, because this party is going all night long.

$0 - $20 / RSVP

Tonic’s NYE Speakeasy

Tonic At Quigley's

The spirits flow freely and the music plays on into the night at this speakeasy NYE party. Enjoy an open bar, buffet of food, and complimentary toast at midnight.

$79 / RSVP

Clarendon Ballroom New Year’s Eve Gala

3185 Wilson Blvd

Enjoy a full dinner buffet, a Champagne toast, and midnight munchies to satisfy your late-night hunger, plus a live cover band performance.

$70 / RSVP

Gatsby’s Fireworks New Year’s Eve Yacht Party

Mount Vernon Yacht - Commercial Pier

Make it a Prohibition-style New Year's Eve. Grab your significant other or an entourage of friends and ring in 2019 with a Champagne memory that you'll never forget.

$189 - $899 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Party at Captain Gregory’s

Captain Gregory's

Celebrate NYE at Captain Gregory's with a special food and cocktail menu. Your ticket includes food, two cocktails, a glass of Champagne for toasting, as well as tax and gratuity.

$85 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel

Party at the Watergate Hotel with a four-hour open bar, unlimited fried chicken and assorted light bites, midnight Champagne toast, live DJ, and more.

$175 - $195 / RSVP

Second Annual Wilson Wonderland New Year’s Eve

Wilson Hardware

Enjoy this beautiful venue fully decked out in a Winter Wonderland theme, and start the new year with great food, drinks, and friends.

$40 - $60 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve DC Andrew Mellon Gala

Andrew W Mellon Auditorium

DC’s premier Black Tie gala features a red carpet entrance, top-shelf open bar, free flowing champagne, three magnificent ballrooms, multiple DJs, and an unforgettable night of celebration.

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A Night in Casablanca NYE

Pennsylvania 6

Celebrate New Year's Eve in true 1940's flare in glamorous Historic Franklin Square Park. Dress the part and have the most fantastic NYE of your life.

$20 - $45 / RSVP

2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Black & White Ball


Dress in your finest black and white attire and enjoy an open bar, party favors, a special guest DJ, hookah, and a live countdown to 2019 on multiple big screens.

$30 - $100 / RSVP

Gatsby Masquerade New Years Eve Gala

The Showroom

Put on your best Great Gatsby attire and masquerade mask as you mix the decadence of the 1920’s with the mystery of a masquerade ball at this one-of-a-kind NYE event.

$89 - $129 / RSVP

Me & You Home for the Holidays NYE Winter Benefit

Studio 52

This NYE benefit event features an open bar, 80s and 90s hits, snacks and desserts, a live DJ, and prizes throughout the night.

$89 - $129 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Ring in 2019 with party favors, Top 40 mash-ups, a full bar, and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

$45 - $50 / RSVP

Midnight in Paris: A New Year’s Eve Soiree

La Vie

What better way to ring in 2019 than with an all-inclusive party in the resplendent grandeur of one of most dramatic spaces at The Wharf, La Vie?

$125 - $150 / RSVP

Culture New Norm Presents: A 2019 New Year’s Eve Soiree

Culture Lounge

Come end your 2018 year right and set your New Year off with a bang. The dress code is black and white, so be ready to dress to impress.

$20 / RSVP

For Something Different

Relive the News Stories That Shaped Our Lives

Newseum - Washington

Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made.

$11 - $17 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Mini Retreat

YogaWorks Dupont Circle

Tie a bow around 2018 and create dreams for 2019 through an inspiring blend of yoga, mindfulness, and reflection. Bring a journal, a pen, and an open heart.

$45 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve Druminyasa

The Energy Club

Prepare for 2019 by refreshing your mind, body, and soul in this soothing sound experience with live, layered percussion.

$25 / RSVP

Sanctuary – Path of the Heart: A New Year’s Retreat

Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club

Spend three days using ritual, dance, art, and sound bathing to get closer to the truth and make this new year your best one yet.

$325 / RSVP

NYE Bottomless Champagne Dinner

City Winery

Celebrate the new year in style with a bottomless champagne dinner in the intimate, candlelit Private Barrel Room with a special 3-course dinner.

$100 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve with The Comedy Shuffle

The Bier Baron Tavern and DC Comedy Loft

It's craziness. It's hilarious. It's chaos. Spend New Year's Eve laughing 2018 away at the free-for-all comedy show open to everyone and anyone.


Buffet-Style New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise

Pier 4

Make this New Year's Eve special with a dinner cruise to remember. Wine and dine with a delicious buffet-style dinner, open bar, and Champagne toast at midnight.

$210 - $300 / RSVP

17th International Spy Gala: DC’s Sexiest NYE Party

Washington Plaza Hotel

Rendezvous for a night of espionage and excitement at the International Spy Gala. This upscale, black-tie optional party has an open bar, ice sculptures, balloon drops, and plenty of booze.

$94 - $370 / RSVP

’70s and ’80s NYE at the Front Page

The Front Page DC

Bringin' it back to the old school! Ring in the new year in your finest 70's and 80's formal wear and party with an open bar, appetizer buffet, live DJ, and plenty of dancing.

$75 / RSVP

ONYX New Years Eve “007 Edition”

L8 Lounge

This is a night where sophistication meets class. Dress up, feel good, and ring in the new year James Bond style with plenty of martinis (shaken, not stirred of course).

$40 - $200 / RSVP

New Year’s Eve at Miracle on 7th Street

Miracle on 7th Street

Ring in the New Year at Miracle on 7th Street's holiday bar. Your ticket includes a glass of bubbly, special New Year’s punches, and festive party favors.

$20 / RSVP



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